Wouldn't it be easier AND more appealing if mom bloggers who did giveaways and contests made contest rules simple:
Example Rule: Follow me on every social site I'm on AND leave a creative comment telling me you're following and how bad you want it.
Send me a link to your blog showing me a post you write where you make a total arse of yourself by begging and pleading for my measly $20 Starbucks Gift Card...
Maybe I'm being a bit Cynical tonight?
I don't really enter many giveaways because I always feel like I have a dog leash around my neck while panting like a dog to his owner by jumping through 20 hoops.....
Want a better way to build traffic to your blog
and get your stats up?
Ask your readers a question and tell them the answer is hidden in one of your previous 254 posts and to win, they have to visit every page until they find it....And be the first to comment the answer.
You've lured your readers into diving straight where you want them. You want them to read your posts. You want them to know you. You want them to form a relationship with you, and hopefully you want to NOT just use them as a numbers game.
You could just forget everything I said and ask them to pick a number between 1-1000....